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The Highboy Picks



It was recently brought to my attention of a new online market place, The Highboy.  They have a nicely curated selection of antiques, fine art, vintage furnishings and design objects, all from trusted and reputable dealers in the industry.  

Shown above personally selected from The Highboy: Vintage Chinese Black Lacquer Console Table“Visage Brun-Bleu” by Pablo Picasso, White Earthenware Clay with Englobes Decoration, 1947, Pair of Mid-Century Art Pottery Vases by Eduardo Vega,  Pair of Murano Glass Sconces, Loewe Black Alligator Briefcase.

Billings Auction


BILLINGS LA Auction House is a curated live auction and design community-inspired happening at the Great Company, at 1917 Bay Street. The auction house was recently established in the heart of Los Angeles’ evolving arts district to provide affordable access to quality vintage modern furnishings, art, objects and accessories. Offering rare and noteworthy pieces at low to no reserve, with estimates ranging from $100 to $5,000, its curated cross-section covers the pedigreed to the anonymous, and the classic to the unusual. Co-founded by four highly respected Los Angeles dealers and gallerists, BILLINGS has amassed a collection of a hundred years of North American and international design and decorative arts from the 20th to early 21st centuries, placing an emphasis on mid-century modern selections and pieces from the 60’s and 70’s. December 12th auction is open to the public and will offer live entertainment, featuring music, and food trucks. Lot Previews will take place at BILLINGS’ 1919 Bay Street location from Dec 6 to Dec 12, from 10am-4pm. The option to participate remotely online and place absentee bids is available via

Wright20 + Blackman Cruz

blacjman Cruz


In April, Wright opens Blackman Cruz, a special exhibition and auction featuring alluring and exquisite works selected by the renowned dealers. This unprecedented and creative auction collaboration is composed of a wide-ranging selection of furniture, design and objects including everything from antiques to Blackman Cruz’s own contemporary productions. Highlights from the collection include a granite Sphinx by the sculptor David Edstrom that exhibited at the Panama Pacific Exposition of San Francisco in 1915 and a pair of gnarled wood and root lounge chairs from Al Capone’s hideout in Wisconsin. This compelling sale also features a 1951 Bianchi Motorcycle and an iron studded two-door safe displayed alongside a pair of custom club chairs by Arturo Pani and candlesticks by Frank Lloyd Wright. In dramatic exhibitions designed by Adam Blackman and David Cruz, these items and many other fascinating works will be on view in New York and Los Angeles.

The exhibition at Wright’s New York gallery opens April 3rd with the concurrent Los Angeles exhibition at Blackman Cruz opening April 10th.~wright20

My favorite picks are below.  View lots here.




Atomic Summer is CURIO Studio & Collection’s newest exhibition, inspired by the hot summer nights of retro California. For this exhibition, the gallery will be transformed to showcase a unique and historically significant collection of  Mid-Century Modern furniture, décor and original art, guest curated by Brandon Vega, an  enigmatic, young collector-on-the-rise, based in San Diego, CA. Hosted by CURIO Studio & Collection, Anne Faith Nicholls, Hpnotiq Vodka & Prometheus Springs, art & design lovers are welcome to lounge, sip an “Atomic Cocktail”, and purchase these unique pieces at the exhibition’s public opening Saturday August 4th, 2012, 7-11pm. Atomic Summer is a special, limited time engagement, on display through August 25th, 2012.

CURIO Studio & Collection is located at 324 Sunset Ave. in Venice, CA.

More info. here.

Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht

Incredible bookstore designed by architecture firm Merkx + Girod right inside a 13th century Dominican cathedral in Maastricht, Holland.  The project, Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht, incorporates  3 stories of shopping space, a cafe, and eating area all done in a modern aesthetic while maintaining the ancient and religious details of the space.

See more dope pics here.

Siglo Moderno

Check out 1st Dibs “Shop Talk” with Jorge Cruzata.  His showroom Siglo Moderno offers a beautifully curated mix of vintage and modern art, contemporary and custom furniture from his own S + M Collection.  Personally, it is one of my favorites in LA.

You might remember the post I did on Siglo Moderno last year.  You can see it here.

Siglo Moderno is located at 8373 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles.

~image via 1st Dibs

Shop the Store : : DERING HALL

 Yes, I did just say that. I know, its a dorky reference to Horshack from Welcome Back, Kotter, but that’s how I feel after checking out Dering Hall.  It is “an online marketplace for the finest interior designers, architects, artisans, and design dealers to showcase their work and sell new, high-end home furnishings and accessories.”  This isn’t IKEA peopleThis is some high-end, bespoke home furnishings and accessories.
The things pictured above are a few things I found that I’m head over heels in LOVE LOVE LOVE with.
Sign up here and you will be able to see the links to my selections and find some of your OWN.
clockwise from top left:   Mosaic Mirror-Re-Purposed Vintage and Antique Mirror from Downtown (price on request), Molded Aluminum Tripod Chair in Yellow-Original design by Poul Kjaerholm ($15k), Unique Brass & Mineral Inset Splendora from Michelle’s Rock Candy Collection (price on request), Aubusson Tapestry Wallhanging from Rug Company ($3,595), The Zoid brass Console ($6,800)  “Biomorphic Bubble” Illuminated Sculpture ($20k), Triangle Lucite Bookends  ($450)


For those of you who remember Desiderata on Third Street, Owner/Designer Don Stewart of Desiderata Design, Inc. has amassed a veritable collection of cool vintage finds over the years.  

Join us for the BIG Sale of these items slated for November 5th. Designers, dealers and public all welcome!